Trosley Country Park KOL

Kent Orienteering League

Sat 16 Apr 2016

Kent Orienteering League round 8

with extra Search and Rescue practice activity

Type of event: Local, Course, Schools

Info updated: Sat 16 Apr


Pre Event Info

Full details to follow. Courses: yellow, orange, light green and blue Registration: 10:30 to 12:00 Start times: 11:00 to 12:30 Fees: Adults/family groups £6 British orienteering members £5 Juniors £2 Dibber hire £1


​At the end of the event, before the controls are collected there will be a "Search and Rescue exercise" as an extra activity. This will be practising locating a real orienteer, "lost" somewhere on the light green course. Jerry Purkis will be coordinating this acivity.


Nearest town: Vigo

Directions / Parking

Location of parking: Trosley Country Park. DA13 0SG. Parking fee of £2 payable.

Follow brown country park signs from the A227, turning into Harvel Road and then right into Waterlow Road. Trosley CP is on the right. Upon entering the park, registration, start and finish will be to your left.

Registration & Start Times

Registration from 10:30 to 12:00

Start times from 11:00 to 12:30

Courses close 14:00

Course Information

Four courses:

Blue              5.3km  125m climb  17 controls

Light green   3.8km  100m climb   14 controls

Orange         2.7km    50m climb   14 controls

Yellow          2.5km    30m climb   16 controls

Explanation of colour courses

  • White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
  • Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
  • Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
  • Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
  • Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
  • Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
  • Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
  • Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.

Entry Details

Entry on the day only. Please let the organiser know if you are planning to run, especially if you are bringing a large group. This will ensure we have enough maps printed for everyone taking part.

Adults/Family groups £6

British Orienteering members £5

Juniors £2

Dibber hire £1

Terrain Description

Mixed woodland with a good (and continually changing) path network,  and a steep scarp slope.

Lots of bluebells at this time of year.


Toilets, additional parking and a café are situated at the western end of the park.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser/Planner: Alan Hickling

Important Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

Ticks and Lyme Disease: Ticks are common in areas where we go orienteering, more information about ticks.

Training and help is available from qualified coaches. Please contact the organiser.

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